SentryNet’s new 38,000 sq. ft. building on Sycamore View in Memphis.
SentryNet Inc., a fixture on Harvey Street in Greenville , Miss., for almost 25 years, announced it will be moving its Greenville operations to Memphis. Michael Joseph, vice president of operations explained, “We have always been at the forefront of technology in our industry and we feel that we may have a better opportunity to find the best people and infrastructure support in a larger city like Memphis. We did not make this decision on a whim, but after much analysis, planning and debate we felt that this was a necessity if we are going to continue to thrive and grow within our industry. After 25 years in the Greenville market, it is time for us to move our operations to Memphis. Memphis presents an exciting environment in the center of the country with easy access by air or car. We want our new facility to be a centerpiece for industry, associations, and manufacturers and we are building a beautiful training facility inside that we will make available to our industry for centralized training.”
Ikie Lloyd, vice president, added, “This is not a move that we wanted to make. Greenville has been my home for 55 years, but in order to compete, I recognize that we must position ourselves for growth, and it is very hard to do where we are. As we push into the Canadian markets, expand in Central and Latin America, we need Spanish, French and Portuguese speaking employees and our local market doesn’t have the talent pool we need. We have some of the best employees and we are very sorry to disrupt their lives, but in order for our business to survive, we must make changes.”
David Avritt, president and owner of SentryNet added, “Change is never easy. We have great employees. Any employee that wants to move with SentryNet has a job. Our employees have been wonderful to us and we want to make this transition as smooth as possible for them.”
SentryNet presently has 65 employees in their Greenville operations. Plans are to hire 115 in the Memphis office by December 2012. SentryNet’s Greenville operations will close by April 1.